Lakeland Elementary 616 Buckley Street Elk Rapids, MI 49629 P: 231-264-8289 F: 231-264-6132

Principal: Bryan McKenna
Secretaries: Beth Veeder, Elaine DiGiovanni

Parent Teacher Organization

Our Mission Statement

“Our mission is to develop a partnership between home, school and the community so that we may cooperate with care and intelligence in the education of our children.”

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2018/19 PTO Meeting Dates

All Meetings Take Place in the Teacher Work Room

  • September 26: 4:15 PM
  • October 24: 4:15 PM
  • November 28:  4:15 PM
  • January 30: 4:15 PM
  • February 27:  4:15 PM
  • March 20:  4:15 PM
  • April 24:  4:15 PM

Friends of Lakeland

We are excited to invite EVERYONE to join the “Friends of Lakeland” group. The purpose of this group is to SUPPORT the students and staff of Lakeland through the PTO. All community members are encouraged to join with us in supporting our school this year. The PTO will have a “Friends of Lakeland” sign-up table at the OPEN HOUSE! If you feel as though you’d like to make a donation to the PTO, we will be accepting donations at that time. All donations will go to fund school supplies, field trips, educational tools for students and staff as well as meeting many other needs within the school as they arise throughout the year.

Did You Know?

Lakeland Elementary PTO funds the following through YOUR donation dollars, limited fundraising events and rebate program income:

  • Grade Level Field Trips
  • School Assemblies
  • New Books for Library/Media Center
  • Playground Equipment
  • Game Nights
  • Carnival, Auction, etc
  • Teaching Supplies as Requested by Staff
  • School Supplies for All Lakeland Students

Thank you for making all of the above possible for our students at Lakeland!



President: Kelly Croftchik
Vice-President: Sara Bogard
Treasurer: Leah Short
Secretary: Tera Garrow
Membership: Melinda Smith/ Julie Plum
Committees: Jackie Paulosky/ Melanie Crawford
Publications: Jennifer Springstead
Room Reps: Melinda Day/Wendy Vanderheide
Teacher Rep: Katie Veith
Principal: Bryan McKenna